Julia and Jonathan arrived in Madrid on the 27th and we immediatly got a train and headed to Sevilla (Southern Spain). Yes, it was still raining. But that did not stop us. We first visited The Plaza de Espana which was an interesting mixture of historic styles and lavishly ornate architecture. At dinner we saw some AMAZING flamenco dancers who danced to folk songs called "Sevillanas". At first I thought they were singing too loud and off key but by the end I was completely entranced. The clapping was so intense and the dancing literally caused wood chips to fly off the stage. Check out Julia's blog for some illegal video and photos from the night! The next day we toured the Alcázares Reales de Sevilla a huge estate that just kept going and going and going. It was gorgeous! The upper levels of the Alcázar are still used by the royal family. Julia took some amazing photos. Check them out here.
After that we went to my brothers favorite restaurant "LA MONUMENTAL" where we had some yummy, authentic, Spanish food. Then we jumped on the train and headed back to Madrid. (Traveling by train is so easy. It is more expensive that flying but unbelievably convenient plus all in it is about the same exact travel time given you only have to arrive 15 minutes before departure. )
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